About Kim Summers
We are a family of four and we used to live in Christchurch Dorset. We first visited the area 4 years ago to see friends. It was love at first sight with the mountains and sea in close proximity. We loved it so much that we decided to move to the area! We are living 20 minutes from Gato-Verde so are on hand should you need any help or if there are any problems.
Kim Summers purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Kim Summers chose Canillas de Albaida
We looked at a number of villas before deciding to purchase Gato-Verde. We were put off some because of the need to be a mountain goat to get to them. The villa has tarmac to its back door and presents no difficulty for the nervous or first time driver in Spain.
What makes this Villa unique
Spectacular views of the National Park from the villa.
Not suitable for children under 6.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Please refrain from using electricity to charge a Hybrid car. There are electricity points in Competa.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Peace & quiet guaranteed!!!
My wife and I have just returned from 3 weeks holiday in the Villa. Perfect for us nice, quiet with a host of good restaurants close by. If you are looking for the real "Andalusian White Village" experience this is a the place for you. Didn't do very much just enjoyed the peace and tranquility. Great views from the villa. The local village is great for a quick coffee, Competa is bigger and has more choice (Don't forget the one euro for the man who parks your car in the car park. Good tip Kim!) Try the restaurant in Archez, great for steaks!
A very relaxing holiday
We very much enjoyed our 2 week stay at Gato Verde. Very relaxing environment, excellent views, great walks and a fab pool. Spent most of our time chilling around the Villa but also enjoyed the surronding area when we did venture out, particularly Competa which has an excellent choice of restaurants. Will definately return to this beautiful, unspoilt area.
What it says on the tin
Great property for a relaxing holiday with the promise of Spanish life and culture if desired. Owner enthusiastic for region.
The first time that we have hired this type of villa, we are now hooked. This villa had everything that you could wish for. A really great place to chill out. Thanks for a perfect holiday.
Colin and Viv, Norfolk
We returned to the lovely villa because our previous experience had been so good. Again we enjoyed everything in and around the villa! The great views, closeness to hiking routes and everything you need in the villa for a great holiday.
Very well worth a visit or two!
We had a great week's break. The villa is just lovely and in a great location, overlooking a number of valleys. It's well equipped and prepared for guests by Kim and Brian, the owners, who are very welcoming, even meeting us on the road to lead us to the villa to explain everything necessary there. The area is stunning and great for walkers of all abilities. The local villages are very pretty and well worth exploring. You'll want to return!
There is a local supermarket in Canillas and the opening and closing times are as follows:
Monday - Saturday 07:30 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 21:30
Sunday 08:00 - 15:00.
Dias Supermarket in Competa is open all day except sundays.
During the winter months the pool is normally closed.